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Whew, how long has it been since I wanted to cover brushes?
I had this on my "things to review" list for a really long time, and then I took it off because I had failed to deliver. However, I received a request holla, Lelu's mami! I am going to cover the brushes I use in a series of posts because there are too many to fit in one post. I mean, I don't want your butt to get numb from reading one very long post. As you know, I don't like to spend money on beauty, unless absolutely necessary. Also, I have a penchant for finding inexpensive alternative to expensive products. I know everyone says that makeup aficionados should invest in good brushes, but to be honest, I have had most excellent luck with less expensive, but effective brushes.
The quest to find inexpensive brushes has led to thinking outside of the box and being creative. Sometimes, the brushes that was intended for the lips, really are great for the eye, or the brush that was meant for acrylic is wonderful for the crease. Okay, so here is the first lineup. Let's attack them one by one: MAC natural 2. Face Secrets Shadow Blender natural 5. Generic Large Shadow brush I think from Walmart, natural 6.
Professional eye shadow brush natural 7. Face Secrets eye contour natural 8. However, I have searched high and low for an inexpensive dupe, and I have yet to find one that compares to this brush. The is excellent for blending, all-over shadow applications, crease work, highlighting, and baby tickling. This brush is spectacularly versatile. When I first was introduced to this brush via Makeupgeek, I really wasn't convinced. I thought, "meh, my eyelid space is too small for this brush. It will never work. I really, really love this brush. I have even considered buying another one, but I read a tweet from Sigmamakeup a while back that said they were developing a dupe for the So, I am going to hold out and see what Sigma comes up with.
I really enjoy this brush because it is fluffy, but not flimsy. Therefore, it works well for color deposit, as well as, color diffusing. When turned horizontally this snugly fits into the crease to create a defined but blended contour. Plus, when traveling you could really just take this brush since it really can cover all of your bases. If you have very little lid space, then this brush may be too big for you. Get a true feel for it at a MAC store just to be sure if it works for you. I love to use art brushes for makeup.
My face is my canvas and these brushes are soft enough to use. Plus, art brushes are durable and a fraction of the price of makeup brushes. This particular brush is great for covering the entire lid area. It is a soft, dense, flat shader brush. You can use this to pat on color onto the lid, you can do subtle blending around the edges of the shadow. You could also use this for highlighting.
I use this every so often. I like it, but it isn't necessarily a must. However, the handle states that it is the AMM mini mop. I got this brush when I was looking for a MAC dupe. However, the AMM brush is smaller, less dense, and softer. Even though it isn't a good dupe, I still really enjoy this brush for all-over lid application, like a wash, and sometimes I use this for a very subtle crease.
The blending capabilities kind of reminds me of the Sonia Kashuk blender brush, which is similar to the MAC , from what I have heard.
Best for powder eye shadows http: I swear to God I cannot find these anywhere. Maybe it is just the Michaels here in Houston? Also, the ones I find that are decent have incredibly long handles. I don't have the patience to saw them off. Do you find that the dupe holds the shadow and blends as wells as MAC's? Originally Posted by rbella http: If I made a mistake in the Mac equivalent please let me know: Hey guys, I don;t know if this is the right thread to post this, if not mod please move my post to the right thread.
Thank you. I received MAC on the mail, I bought it off ebay and the numbers are so huge, am just wondering if it's authentic. Please advice! Just a visit to the craft store satisfies my brush needs! It saves a lot of money so you can blow the rest on cosmetics. They even have the fan brush and also an eyeliner brush with very slender bristles.
Great for small 'deets. I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube about this including EnKore's! I'd been using a Sonia Kashuk travel sized brush set, and it worked okay, but these just seemed so much better. And they were so much softer! Then I got a MAC and They're SO much thicker and plusher and softer and just I have three more on order--the , the , and That said, the artist's brushes are leaps and bounds above a LOT of makeup brushes out there.bronmensireke.tk
MakeupJunkieNicky: How to get MAC quality brushes for less
So my advice is that if you don't have a good set of brushes and don't have the money to buy all of the MAC brushes you want which, honestly, most people don't! Or don't, if you like the Loew Cornells just fine.
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I used to think it was absolutely nuts that people would spend that kind of money on MAC brushes. But honestly, I use my brushes almost every single day. And I've heard of lots of people who have had their MAC brushes for 10 years.
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When you calculate the number of uses and the amount that the brush costs, you realize that it's really not insane to invest a fair amount of money in good brushes. Now I totally understand what all the hype is about! Originally Posted by red http: I was browsing through Hobby Lobb when I came across the art brushes.
The application and blending were on point for me. Okay so I am new to this whole make up scene, and thank GOD for this thread. I will be visiting my local craft store as soon as possible. I just bought this 22 brush set from ebay and so far so good. It's a far better deal than buying one MAC brush. The brushes were really soft. I was able to use a few and can't wait to use the rest. I only bought one MAC brush which was an angled eyeliner brush and I somehow lost it. Yeah, it hurt to even say that considering MAC's brushes aren't cheap.
I also was interested in the difference between the 2. I have 4 of them and they work great. I heard the c filbert is a dupe for the , I'm thinking about picking that up. IslandSuga wrote: Or at least go to Micheal's and play with them.
I got the small and large Dome round too. Loew cornell brushes are really really soft, i will not dare buy a mac brush since i found out about art brushes. Yeah I"ve seen it. Watched it earlier.